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NZ’s Rushed E-Cig Bill Could Decimate the COVID-19-Weakened Industry

Whilst a bill normally takes six months to progress through Parliament, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa is pushing for this bill to be fast-tracked...

NZ Attorney-General is Against E-Cig Ad ban

On introducing the long awaited Vaping Amendment Bill, the health ministry of New Zealand, acknowledged that vaping and the consumption of smokeless tobacco products...

NZ’s Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill

On introducing the Vaping Amendment Bill, the health ministry acknowledged that vaping and the consumption of smokeless tobacco products are less harmful than smoking,...

VTANZ: Queenstown Vape Restrictions Are Not Based on Science

“Queenstown Lakes District Council’s move to ban vaping on the popular beaches of Queenstown, Frankton, Wanaka and Glenorchy is sadly based on snobbery not...

NZ Govt Urged to Limit the Number of Cigarette Retailers 

“With the series of annual cigarette tax hikes now complete, the Government needs to keep driving the country’s smokefree ambition and that includes not...

NZ Study Finds No Teen Vaping Epidemic in New Zealand

Assessing an ASH Year 10 survey of 27,083 students aged 14 and 15, University of Auckland researchers found that only 0.8% of the participants...

New Zealand: A Vape Ban Imposed on Otago’s Most Popular Beaches

Playgrounds, sports fields and swimming pools in the Queenstown Lakes District, have already been smoke-free for several years now. Similarly this recent measure was...

Kiwi PM About the Imminent Vaping Regulations

Talking on a morning show about her stance on vaping regulations, the Prime Minister insisted that the devices should be treated and regulated as...

NZ: Tobacco Companies Use Tax Increases to Cover Price Hikes

Professor Richard Edwards, an Otago University academic and co-director of the ASPIRE 2025 project, is pointing out that excessive and hidden voluntary price hikes...

ASH New Zealand’s Report: A Surge Strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025

“This report confirms the critical importance of vaping and the availability of vape products. If the Government is serious about tobacco harm reduction it...
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